Three more solar installers located across the country (Lifetime Solar, SUNation and Sigora Solar) recently signed on with home energy monitoring company Sense to provide their customers with greater real-time insight into their home’s energy consumption and usage.
“Lifetime Solar partnered with Sense to give its customers another tool in achieving energy independence,” said Tony Patton, business development VP with Lifetime, which has offices across the Midwest. “With Sense’s real-time data on electrical consumption, our customers can adjust their usage to better coincide with their solar power production. This reduces the amount of kWh our customers return to the grid through net-metering, while also increasing the return on investment in their solar power system. The end result has been happy customers, which is our goal with every system we install.”
Many homeowners invest in solar to reduce or eliminate their home’s reliance on the electric utility. But with only a monthly utility bill to inform them about their energy usage, residents lack the insights they need to assess realistically the impact of their solar investment on their energy costs. Sense provides a real-time view of solar energy production side-by-side with a view of when and how energy is being used, so residents can see how their lifestyle decisions impact their energy usage. Sense users can manage their home’s energy consumption in real time, set goals and create alerts, making their solar investment more valuable in both the short and long term.
“Discovering the sources contributing to their energy usage keeps people aware of how their lifestyle translates to their power consumption,” said Said Harry Belechto, director of service at New York-based SUNation. “Additionally, the monitor provides clarity on the relationship between solar production and electric consumption, and helps customers better understand the details of their energy bills.”
These partners join more than 80 solar installers nationwide that already partner with Sense to deliver their customers greater insights into their home’s energy needs.
— Solar Builder magazine